Message from ryuplaneswalker in Subverse #general
the Turkish and the Iraqi ones are waaay different
they don't even speak the same language IIRC
Your probably right that another war in the Middle East would just be a waste of money at this point; but I think the Middle East would have been a much different place if we hit the heart of Sunni terrorism, rather than attacking one of the only secular states in the Middle East
Turkish language is unique
Make Iran Zoroastrian Again tbh
It is the only one in its language branch
Make Iran Manichaean, basically reformed Zoroastrianism
They even got their own Jesus, the Prophet Mani
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I understand that incest isn’t *actually* a tenant of Zoroastrianism, but I played too much CK2
Make iran Persia again
Was about to ask
Besides, it isn't like the feudal Christians were that much better
But Persia was always Iran @Uksio; Persia is just what the Greeks called Persia
And that spread to the Wes t
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To be fair, the Hapsburgs were an exception to the general rule of medieval marriage, and even back then cousin marriage was a sin: it’s just corrupt church officials allowed it
With enough bribes
@Emperor of USA Duuh, no shit Sherlock. But what i mean by that is the period of their prosperity when they were effectively secular trade empire, and not a religious zealot state
Yeah but Iran came to have this new common western name under the Pahlavis that turned it into a secular trade empire
And they are not that any more
Modern Iran is *far* from secular. As theistic of a state as they come.
Ofc; were talking about the last Imperial Iranian dysnatyv
Did you just badmouth the feudal Christians and then link a picture of Charles II?
I myself am not too fond of secularism and prefer a pluralist state over a secular, theistic, or atheistic one.
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It is now hate speech to criticize the government
Ironically the “oppressive” Pahalavis were one of the most secular states in the Middle East
Lol its 1984ism
You know... I saw that coming Zuihou.
A state is better off maintaining a religious stance while allowing the existence of any and all other religions that share the same fundamental values.
If they can criminalize hate speech, what is stopping them from making the government a protected class.
If I remember correctly the Mohammad Reza Shah even gave the population dividends of the oil industry
The line between secular and pluralist is fine, and I would argue the United States is a judeo-christian pluralist state, not a secular one.
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